Monday, November 22, 2010

Oh Lordy

Seattle has been hit by some VERY early winter weather. First, let me say that we rarely get any snow. Second, when we do, omigod, the panic! The entire city shuts down. Currently, my boyfriend is stranded downtown, because his bus never came. Luckily, we have a friend who lives about 2 blocks from the bus stop my boyfriend was at. Who know's when he, or anyone else will get home. We have dubbed it "Snowpocalypse 2: Snowmeggedon."

Did I mention that we have about two inches of snow?

Now down to business. One of fave songs inspired this post, "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears. I watched the video and was very inspired by the Eighties-ness of it. The "love interest" is this librarian who is impeccably styled. Crisp, structured blouse; full black skirt; brown frames; a haircut similar to the one I had when I was 5. The bangs go on for forever (thanks Mom, nice work with the bowl). Somehow the haircut works really well in combo with the huge glasses. I love the whole look and decided to share it with you all. Here's the "Literal Version" of the video, which is pretty well done.

AND here's my Polyvore version!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


This is it. We're down to two contestants on America's Next Top Model Cycle 15. This is the one show I watch religiously. Wednesdays are my night to completely dork out. "Sorry, can't tonight. It's ANTM," has come out of my mouth more times than I would like to admit. So the two finalist are Chelsey and Anne, which in the beginning, would have been surprising to know.

Chelsey is really a classic beauty. Blonde, fair, good bone structure, but she doesn't really stand out when it comes to looks. She's definitely improved though! She's getting stronger in her modeling, she knows the profession; she's confident, competitive, ethical and honest. She's not my favorite, though.

Anne is my favorite, and has been from the start. Like Mr. Talley said on the show, she has some sort of super natural force propelling her forwards. I watch her through the entire episode and she is shy and gawky and doesn't really look like a model and then you see her photos at panel and they are just magic! If you've been watching the show, you've been hearing this all season, so I will keep it short.

I must say though, I find her very relatable. I didn't realize how shy I was until I reached my twenties. I had no idea I was so quiet. To me, I'm always interacting with people, but come to find out observing people doesn't count as being social really! Anyway, it was kind of hard to hear the judges tell Anne and Jane they have no personality when that is not what it is at all. Their personalities are reserved, quiet, perceptive, and observant, but these are hard attributes to pick out when placed next to the attributes of an extrovert. Anne is still so young. She still has time to grow and her personality is still going to evolve regardless of what she is doing or where she is. I hope the judges can see that there is a real possibility of her evolving into a much more outgoing person and give her the title.

For those of you who have been watching, who do you want to win? Who do you wish were still in the running?

I wish Kayla was still on the show! Such a pretty girl! I don't think she's Top Model, but I think she's very good.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


So one hundred years ago I blogged about getting ready for a wedding in Texas. Now I am really old and have finally found pictures from that wedding. I would like to share them with you all :)

I decided on the dress Trevor's mom had given me. It used to belong to Trevor's grandmother, Letty. She has trouble getting around now, so the wedding photographer took some Prom-style pictures of me and my boyfriend, so she could see the dress. The reason I didn't post these sooner is that the photographer wanted $12 a print!! Luckily, the bride posted them on her Facebook, so I just saved them to my computer. That's all I really wanted to do anyway. I don't need hard copies. I have a nice print of me at the plantation, and that's all I need. It will probably be sent to my dad for Christmas.

Anyway, the dress. It's about 50 years old and was purchased in Bermuda. Letty decided she MUST have it when she noticed another navy wife eyeing it at the commissary. Mallory, Trevor's sister, used it for dress-up when she was little, and now it has been handed down to me. The lace bodice is the most perfect aged beige. I'm not totally sure it was ever perfectly white, though. I felt so classically feminine. I wore pearls and pink lipstick :)

This picture cracks me up. So far, the majority of people who have seen it immediately go "Douche." Even me. It's in the most loving of ways though! He looked pretty slick :) Got his hair cut and his beard shaved and topped it all off with those sweet Ray Bans and a skinny American Apparel tie.

In these photos:
Vintage dress
Vintage belt
New Look wedges
Michael Kors jacket
American Apparel tie & shirt
Ray Ban "Boyfriend" sun glasses


"Tripod" is Numero Uno on my Christmas list: I need a tripod. BADLY. There is absolutely no natural light coming into my apartment anymore, so I'm going to have to venture outside. A tripod would be much easier to carry than the bookshelf I am currently using to prop up my camera.

Anyway, repeated apologies for my absence.

This week's COVET. is not horrendously priced, but I am so low on funds right now, it might as well be $1,200. In reality it's only $140 and is what experts like to call a "Comme des Garcons wallet." But that is just the technical term. The locals refer to it as "Oooh pretty!" This specimen features embossed leather, gold hardware, and a separate pocket for coins.

Let's face it, this is about as close as I can get to affording Comme des Garcons anything, but it is still not close enough. Really, I could have picked anything this week, and it would have been out of my reach, but I must remember another rule of COVET. is that it must be nice too! It must be something that other people might drool over as well, and from what I can tell, people like CdG. They make very nice high-quality leather goods in wonderful colors. What else could you want? ...Don't say vegan leather. That is just vinyl. It's like saying vegetarian hot dogs are good for you. You know what else is full of soy? Gas station food.

Annnyway. My point is, I am broke because I went to H&M like 5 times in a week.

If you are interested in seeing more wonderful Comme des Garcons products, I recommend visiting Blackbird's website. They're one of my favorite local boutiques here in Seattle. Nice guys, even nicer stuff!

Hope everyone is enjoying their November :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh geez

I'm not dead, I swear! I lost count, but I'm pretty sure I worked like 14 days in a row. The only way someone can survive that is if the days are like 4 or 5 hours long. It always worked out that I was gone when there was good lighting. I've been shopping like crazy. I think it's the time of year (dark, cold, close to Christmas). I've found many treasures and had many adventures.

Anyway, I hope to have an actual post up soon. I miss it a lot.

Hope you have all been well :)

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